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Silver Spring

8 Flowers Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA, United States

Phone: 717-766-0178
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MS4 Program Coordinator


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Mechanicsburg, PA, United States 



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Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the development, implementation, and coordination of all aspects of the Silver Spring Township Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program under the PA DEP’s NPDES Permit. Also responsible for ensuring compliance with the Township’s NPDES Permit for Stormwater Discharges and the Chesapeake Bay Pollutant Reduction Plan. The MS4 Program Coordinator shall adhere to the PA DEP’s Minimum Control Measures (MCM) including Public Education; Public Involvement; Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination; Construction; Post- construction; Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping. This position may require working outdoors during both normal and inclement weather.


  • Ensures the protection of Township interests as they relate to Phase II of the Watershed Implementation Plan and MS4 water quality improvement projects, including stream restoration, wetland creation, and stormwater management of low impact development projects.
  • Coordinates implementation of the Watershed Plan and NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit program.
  • Monitors key regulatory issues, keeps staff informed in regard to new legislation, Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL), changes in regulations, etcetera.
  • Reviews and updates ordinances to comply with DEP requirements.
  • Develops protocol and maintains organized records to document and track compliance with all MS4 requirements.
  • Creates and manages a database for the documentation of requirements and information necessary in the completion of mandated reports.
  • Coordinates and completes all required reports and plans for the MS4 Annual Report and the Chesapeake Bay Pollutant Reduction Plan (CBPRP) as well as PRP and TMDL plans.
  • Develops and implements written training plans and training schedules; provides for Township wide training to ensure MS4 compliance.
  • Provides educational materials related to MS4 for the Township's newsletter and website; develops and maintains written plans for each MCM.
  • Identifies grant opportunities and prepares grant applications; assists with the administration of grant funding.
  • Manages GIS responsibilities to train others in GIS and GPS as well as manages map files and geodatabases, keeping them up to date.
  • Gathers map resources from the county and other sources and makes maps for all township departments as needed.
  • Produces various maps to identify the location of inlets, outfalls and other MS4 features using GIS mapping technology.
  • Coordinates creek cleanups and other volunteer events with local organizations.
  • Oversees the Township's Conservation and Preservation Committee.
  • Oversees the purchase, construction and sale of rain barrels.
  • Holds regular meetings with staff to prioritize actions, leads implementation tasks, maintains focus on priorities, and reports progress.
  • Presents regular updates to the Board of Supervisors regarding status of the Township's MS4 program.
  • Assists with performing site visits, water sampling, evaluation of pollutants and determining their source; conducts enforcement actions for non-compliant offenders.
  • Performs plan reviews; coordinates the construction and implementation of Township projects to ensure MS4 compliance; processes and reviews stormwater permit applications.
  • Works with the Cumberland County Conservation District to ensure proper E&S controls.
  • Researches, designs and implements projects such as riparian buffers, rain gardens, etcetera as a means of addressing requirements for pollution prevention and good housekeeping.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Natural or Physical Sciences such as Environmental Sciences, Engineering/Architecture, Biology, Ecology or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, with a background in natural sciences may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working in the field to include experience with municipal operations and natural resource management.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

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